Stephanie Hannon

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Stephanie Hannon
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Stephanie Hannon speaking at an event in November 2015
Born (1974-10-31) October 31, 1974 (age 43)
Washington, DC, US
Residence San Francisco, California, U.S.
Alma mater
Occupation CTO of Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, 2016,[1] Product Management Director at Google
Political party Democratic

Stephanie Hannon (born October 31, 1974) was the chief technology officer (CTO) of Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign. She was the first woman to hold the title of CTO on a major presidential campaign.[2][3][4] Prior to working for the Clinton campaign, Hannon was Google's director of product management for civic innovation and social impact. Her focus was on building tools to help communities respond to natural disasters as well as producing and sharing transparent election results. She worked previously as a product manager on Google Maps and Google Wave.[2][5]

Early life and education[edit]

Hannon was born in Washington, DC, and grew up in Reston, Virginia. She went to Virginia's chartered Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. She earned a bachelor's degree in computer systems engineering and a master's degree in electrical engineering at Stanford University as well as a master of business administration degree at Harvard Business School.[2]

2016 presidential campaign[edit]

At the time of Hannon's hiring as campaign CTO, much commentary was made on the significance of a woman holding this position for the first time. The appointment was described as "helping open the door for other women in an industry that has long been a boys club."[3] The theme of transcending traditional gender roles was recently the subject of a speech by Clinton to a Silicon Valley audience, stating her intent to "crack every last glass ceiling".[6]